Israeli Settlement Guard Killed in Drive-By Shooting in the West Bank

An Israeli settlement security guard was killed in a drive-by shooting late on Friday in the occupied West Bank, Israeli media reported.

The man in his 20s was pronounced dead at the scene due to gunshot wounds, Israeli ambulance service Magen David Adom (MDA) said.

Surveillance camera footage showed a car approaching a security booth near the entrance of Ariel settlement before two men stepped out and fired at it.

The shooters managed to flee the scene and the Israeli army said it launched a manhunt in the area. A lockdown was announced in Ariel settlement located in the central West Bank after the shooting. Entrances to Salfit, the nearest Palestinian city to Ariel, have been closed, Palestinian media reported.

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